ROAR! How many little children do you know who are obsessed with dinosaurs? Here is a project that I made for a customer a few years ago for a dinosaur themed birthday party celebration. Aren’t they cute and fun?
This project could be changed up with any quilling designs to change the theme. Make flowers, butterflies, insects, fish, crowns, hearts, you name it! I’ll share with you some tips on how I made this project. This post contains some affiliate links (and some non affiliate links) for your convenience if you are looking for some of the materials to make this project.
The paper quilled dinosaurs were glued to craft foam doorknob hangers. You can use most any glue, but a tacky or other good craft glue like PPA (read about PPA in this post) would be the best, or specialty glue for foam!. A cheap school glue might just pop off when it’s dry. You can find foam glue at Blue Moon Scrapbooking, or Amazon. Or you can browse good craft glues at Amazon, Blue Moon Scrapbooking, or Scrapbook.com.
For the doorknob hanger I cut out a template from cardboard and then traced it onto craft foam sheets. Don’t want to bother to cut out the door hangers? You can also get them precut in regular and wavy variety color packs! When cutting it myself I found it better to cut the slit on the side of the hole in the top instead of at the to so it stays on the bag and on the doorknob better.
For the paper bags I punched a hole in each side and braided yarn for the handle. It made a cute and eco-friendly looking gift bag!
The dinosaurs were made from my own paper quilling dinosaur pattern. You can find the PDF tutorial for sale here on Etsy. For both places you can download the tutorial as soon as you have made your order. The dinosaurs make awesome decorations for frames, scrapbooking, greeting cards, and as you’ve seen, door hangers/gift bags!
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